Michael Franti and Spearhead play Sonic Lunch

Hailing from California, Michael Franti seems like an Ann Arbor native, with his love of blending music and social justice activism. He and his band Spearhead have been making music that spans genres from hip hop to reggae to funk since 1994. Their most recent album, “Stay Human, Vol. II,” the soundtrack to Franti’s documentary, aims to spread optimism in a time when bad news seems to never cease. Sonic lunch hosts free concerts every Thursday all summer. Food is available for purchase from local vendors.

11:30am | Thursday, August 22
Liberty Plaza, corner of Liberty & Division St.
soniclunch.com | Free